Root Canal Treatment from the Biological Perspective

Biologically speaking teeth that have undergone root canal treatment are dead teeth.

The dead tooth that was once a living organ with its own nerve and blood supply remains in the mouth as a lifeless stump.

It is inhabited by many different, partly unknown, anaerobic and pathogenic bacteria. They produce toxic hydrogen sulphide compounds, which could cause a variety of systemic and organic diseases.

These bacteria and their toxins enter our blood system and from there they can invade every part of our body.

From a functional perspective teeth with a root canal treatment help to keep the jaw working properly as well as ensuring the ability to chew correctly, however in biological dentistry we look at the consequences of root canal treatments in the wider context.